Coronavirus: Has Anyone Had A Bit Of A Cold In The Past Couple Of Months?

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naomi24 | 15:23 Wed 25th Mar 2020 | News
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I have, so here’s hoping.

// The coronavirus could have infected as much as half of the the UK’s population, according to researchers at the University of Oxford. If accurate, the results would mean the country has already acquired substantial “herd immunity” through the unrecognised spread of the illness.

The shutdown across the UK could be removed much sooner expected if the findings are confirmed //

A light on the horizon perhaps?


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yes, I did have a bit of cold in January, thought nowt of it at the time.
I had a cold at christmas, it was unremarkable in the sense that I did not have a cough and a fever, I also caught a cold off my son around 15th feb and again another unremarkable cold however it has taken weeks to go away, no fever but I have had chills and a scratchy throat, symptoms always become worse in the evening as well, as I type I am still suffering with the after affects of this cold that seems to have taken an age to leave. I think there should be an anti body test
I cannot see how they can lift restrictions sooner as its known that there are different strains of Covid-19 unless contracting one version the virus would make you immune to all strains
Yes I mentioned this in a thread earlier - probably should have started a new item.
I am not sure you'd even need to have a mild cold. It could well have been without symptoms - if true. Probably the vast majority.
On that cruise ship that was isolated, half of the positive tests had zero symptoms

I wondered if this might explain why China is now "in remission" because given the length of time it must have been in circulation there, one would expect a much greater number of cases, even given the measures they took to control it.
The best way this could be tested - the only way - is with antibody testing when available: far more useful than positive testing.
I know I've been exposed to some people with colds over the past month...I've hugged a couple of them too. That was 3 weeks or so ago.
Unfortunate in retrospect. At the time it made sense, and maybe still does.

We have to find out which study was correct, only time and further actual research/testing etc will tell how many people have had Covid already. I'm kind of inclined to doubt this new study, because one can surely take as given that the same modelling would apply to France, Italy etc, where total deaths have been much higher so far, and I'm not sure that can solely be put down to demographics.
Most people don't get any symptoms. (I believe)
It would be great if that were true. There does seem to be a possibility that the amount you receive affects how ill you get, with most immune systems able to cope with the smallest dose so in effect it acts like a vaccine would.
Son 2's girlfriend came back from a girls trip to Thailand, Laos and Vietnam just before Christmas with a 'cold' and all of us had a bad do. I was particularly bad with the worst cough I've ever had, hot sweats, dizziness, weakness, fatigue, breathlessness etc all through January and into February. I'm still coughing and breathless now and waiting for the results of a chest x-ray. NHS England weren't interested because I hadn't been to China or been in contact with a confirmed case. I didn't fit their algorithm.
It's possible we all had something else equally nasty but I believe that we had Covid19, the youngsters shrugging it off relatively easily but me being harder hit.
I cannot see how they can lift restrictions sooner as its known that there are different strains of Covid-19 unless contracting one version the virus would make you immune to all strains
There are thought to be two strains, I think very similar.
But yes no one knows how long any immunity would last.
The common cold is a coronavirus, and as we all know there's no cure, or immunity at all there ...
Best wishes, shoots xx there seem to be a lot of coughs and cold around at the moment, that people are claiming as "allergies", but as nobody is being tested, I don't know. That would be great if people are getting immune to it, without even realising they have had it.
But, does that work? I thought I had heard that some people have got it more than once?
I don't believe there's any evidence that anybody has caught Covid-19 twice. There were a few stories earlier but it's far more likely that they had not properly recovered, and any negative tests were false negatives.
look, we all get a cold during the winter. Coronavirus seems very severe.
Keep up, TD,
Ok, thanks x it seems a bit uncertain then. But even so, recovering from something once, should still give you at least some immunity, if you get the same thing again, it would be less severe.
Had my first early December and four since. Worst was the December one and one from end February well into March.
I was ill in bed for 4 days on the 27th of feb with a type of chest infection, cough and sore throat the day after going abroad. I also went abroad early december.

Think i had corona? (I don't..)
Sorry, the day after coming back from going abroad* that should read
My daughter was quite ill just after Christmas. Now that she knows the symptoms of Coronavirus, she is convinced she had it. I’m not sure. She didn’t pass it on to any family members.

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